Monday, March 21, 2011

Why Don't You...

Sweet Dreams


... commit to a weekly artist date?
... schedule time alone each week to do something you love? Write it in your calendar. In pen.
... treat yourself to a massage, a pedicure, or a new lipstick?
... set a timer for 10 minutes and list all the things you like to do that don't cost a cent. Schedule one a week for the next few months. Keep these dates with yourself.
... go to a bookstore, gather a pile of magazines, order something at the cafe, and enjoy the next hour.
... go to your local historical museum. You might be surprised at how much you learn. And how much fun you have.
... check your local library for their next free concert and go.
... head to a big playground that's not near your house. Swing and slide and spin until you've forgotten how old you really are. Better yet, till you know it doesn't matter anyway.
... drive to your favorite part of town and go for a long walk.
... visit an art supply shop and spend $10 on the thing that made your eyes light up.
... go to the movies by yourself. On a school night. Buy the big tub of popcorn.
... buy a big box of crayons and a new coloring book or two. Put on some great music and spend an hour coloring. Yes, you. Coloring.
... send the family out so you can stay piled up in bed with a great book and some chocolate covered peanuts.

29 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

What a delicious list!
Makes the colors in my day
grow brighter
just to think of it:)
-Jennifer

pretty ´n pink said...

Just wanted to say HI from germany!

Liebe Grüße
von Anja

Tracy said...

Oh, I LOVE all of these ideas, Relyn! This past weekend hubby & I visited a great art supplies place, as we are both painting again... we spent more than $10 ;o) Every Tuesday afternoon since the New Year I have an artist date--I write, journal, create in my art journal or on a canvas--whatever takes my fancy--as long as I create something. This time has transformed my week, my year! Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

beth said...

the cafe part....yup, we did that this weekend !
{see blog post}

but now i want some new crayons :)

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Great ideas, Relyn. 'Specially that last one. Reading is the one thing I never get enough of. Hope you've been well!
Kirsten

S. Etole said...

a big box of crayons sounds delightful ...

Jeanne said...

I love all you share especially that lovely photograph of that bed
so inviting time for a nap.
Love you
Jeanne♥

Jeanie said...

I just want to crawl into that pretty bed and pretend I don't have a care in the world!

Amy said...

You should never be too old to color! And, as usual, all your ideas sound simply fabulous!

susanna said...

Great ideas, Relyn! And that photograph is so pretty! Was that lampshade once a hat? And I like the heart shape on the back of the chair. What a romantic room...sigh...

susanna said...

PS: I've linked to your "The Way That Children Teach Us" post on Jenny's blog today...

http://blog.crescendoh.com/crescendoh/index.html

Thank you for being such an inspiring, good teacher!

Marilyn said...

Yes, this list is delicious! I use to have a list like this when my children were young and I was a stay at home mom with no money to spend. I need to make a new list just for me. Thanks for the inspiration today. I would love to climb in bed with great books and chocolate covered peanuts and send the rest of the household far, far away for a few hours.

Claire said...

Switch the chocolate peanuts for raisins, and you have my Friday night. :)

Cxx

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Oh how deliciously indulgent and fun your suggestions are, and your bedroom photo is so delicate and peaceful I could just fall into it and take a little nap after any of the wonderful activities.

Rita said...

What a wonderful list of things to do! You always were good at coming up with ideas!

Diane said...

They all sound like wonderful ideas. Beautiful photograph. Diane

Christina said...

oh yes indeed.
xoxo

spread your wings said...

what an inspiration list of goodies

Mrs. E said...

Awww...this made my day. I need a bookshop, magazine and coffee day! Thanks for reminding me (you always do!) of all things good!

jackie said...

all of this sounds perfect...i think i will color with my girls tomorrow

Dawn said...

Lovely list--the last suggestion sounded wonderful!

christinelaennec said...

Another inspirational list - thanks, Relyn! I have a colouring book ready!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love the last one, how I would love to do that ~ I think I will! I think I will also take a coloring book in the pile on my bed with me! Thanks for this great list ~ I needed to read this tonight! Love you, me

Scrappy Grams said...

Think I'll go get my crayons and coloring book right now. Glad to see that I'm not the only one who enjoys it and it relaxes me too.
~hugs~

Deborah Carr said...

What a lovely list...I'm feeling sick, stuffed, tired...very tired. But your list makes me feel lighter.

'Specially the colouring book. Smiling now, Relyn.

Anita said...

Another wonderful list!

Patti said...

Love the list!!! I enjoy going to movies by myself and the magazines at a bookstore! Hope you are enjoying your week!!!

Gigi said...

I laughed when I saw this list. I was just thinking that it's been ages since I treated myself to a movie! Now I think I'll definitely do that this weekend.

Love you. I've been dying to get over here, but I'm pulled in a million directions right now, so it's good to finally be here!!!! xoxo g

cristie said...

i like this list a lot...great suggestions. xox

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